Mauricio Uribe
Mauricio Uribe

Assignor Estoppel: Protecting Your Patent Rights

The doctrine of assignor estoppel is intended to prevent an inventor who has sold or “assigned” a patent from then challenging the patent’s validity. Mauricio Uribe, a patent lawyer with Knobbe Martens, discusses what medical device inventors and acquiring companies should do to ensure they comply with the Supreme Court and Federal Circuit’s clarification of assignor estoppel. 

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FDA
FDA

FDA Announces Funding Opportunities for Medical Device Development Tools

By MedTech Intelligence Staff
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The MDDT program was developed in collaboration with the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH’s) National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institute of Dental Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) and National Cancer Institute (NCI) as a way for the FDA to qualify tools that medical device sponsors can use in the development and evaluation of medical devices.

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